1.“Unmanned Aircraft systems.” Federal Aviation Administration. January 9th, 2015. Accessed January 15th, 2015. <www.faa.gov/uas> This article talks about the different types of UAS operations, and the FAA’s goal of safety surrounding drones. It also talks about what people can do with their model aircrafts.
- “Drone journalism: it’s in the air. But will the media and FAA be ready for take-off in 2015?” Lexology. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. May 5th 2014. Accessed January 14th, 2015. <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=06c0fb73-b526-4dde-8160-79656ba06ead>
This article gives lots of information on all the different legal aspects of drones. The current commercial regulation situation, FAA enforcement, safety considerations, status of federal law, state law, ethical considerations. It also mentions how drones can be used now and what the future of drones may contain.
- “Section 333.” Federal Aviation Administration. January 6th, 2015. Accessed January 12th. <https://www.faa.gov/uas/legislative_programs/section_333/> These are the official FAA requirements for the rules you must follow once you have exemption and who gets to decided on your exemptions and what is it based on. It also contains the companies which have been exempted.
- “Should We Really Expect Drones On Our Doorsteps by 2015?” DRONELIFE. December 23rd, 2014. Accessed January13th, 2015. <http://dronelife.com/2014/12/23/really-expect-drones-doorsteps-2015/>
Amazon drones won’t happen for another couple years in the US. Jeff Bezos says “One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today,” and it also boasts, “From a technology point of view, we’ll be ready to put Prime Air into service as soon as the necessary regulations are in place.” This article talks about what Jeff Bezos has been saying on this topic and his vision for integrating drones into his company.
- “FAA concerned over drones flying too close to plane’s.” NY Daily News. November 12th, 2014. Accessed January 19th, 2015. <http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/faa-concerned-drones-flying-close-planes-article-1.2007837> This article talks about how drones have been coming in close contact with dangerous situations and why there are strict regualtions as a result. Also people just buying drones online can be dangerous because they don’t know how to use them correctly. It also talks about how people ignore the regulations and use them commercially.
- “ Some drone decisions expected soon, with final rules likely years away.” CBSNews. December 29th, 2014. Accessed January 20th, 2015. <http://www.cbsnews.com/news/some-drone-decisions-expected-soon-with-final-rules-likely-years-away/>>
USA was suppose to integrate drones by September 2015 and set regulations by 2017, the four companies TRMB, woolpert.Inc, VDOS Global- which inspects oil and gas companies to make sure they are not being sneaky, although their services vary depending on the costumers. Clayco. Inc-fly commercial drones to conduct aerial surveys, monitor construction sites and inspect oil flare stacks, have all been approved by the FAA for the commercial use of drones, aka no lethal. We want to explore why these four companies were granted approval and to what extent.
- Lowy, Joan. Agiesta, Jennifer. “Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones”. Salt Lake Tribune. December 19th, 2014. Accessed January 13th, 2015. <http://www.sltrib.com/home/1970084-155/poll-americans-skeptical-of-commercial-drones>
The FAA won’t let drones carry objects that weigh more than 55 pounds and won’t fly above 400 feet off the ground. It is probable that licenses will be required to fly a drone. Interviews with different persons of different ages on what they think about drones. Citizens interviewed express their concerns and opinions.
- McNeal, Gregory S. “GoPro CEO Talks Drones, Innovation And The Future At CES”. Forbes. January 8th, 2015. Accessed January 9th, 2015. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2015/01/08/gopro-ceo-talks-drones-innovation-and-the-future-at-ces/>
Nick Woodman, GoPro CEO, says drones need regulations but not too many because technology need to be able to grow, specially the industry. Woodman doesn’t say if GoPro is going to sell drones or not, though he knows they would be good for his company.
- “Fact Sheets and Flyers”. Drones Watch. Accessed January 9th, 2015. <http://droneswatch.org/fact-sheets-flyers/>
- Accessed January 15th, 2015. <http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/11/military-wants-new-technologies-fight-drones/98387/>
An article about the defenses now need by the military to fight these new drone technologies. “over 30,000 unmanned drones will by flying in American skies by 2020”. With these new drone weapons come anti drone technologies. A company called Domestic Drone Countermeasures will sell you a kit consisting of “three boxes: a Primary Command and Control Module and two Detection Sensor Nodes.
- “Know Before You Fly”. Know Before You Fly. 2014, FAA, AUVSI, AMA, Small UAV Coalition. January 8th, 2015. <http://knowbeforeyoufly.org>
A video with the regulations that the FAA established to fly a drone.